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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, Moscow, September 9, 2020


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We are returning to personal meetings, albeit with difficulties and much coordination. The coronavirus is adjusting our plans, but we continue to talk. Today, we have a good opportunity to hold a series of SCO meetings and bilateral talks.

Our presidents talk regularly. A visit will take place as soon as the epidemiological situation improves. In response to your request, Alexei Overchuk will hold a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on September 21. The foreign ministries are participating in online conferences for the CIS Ministerial Council, the CSTO and the SCO. As far as I know, the Tashkent meetings will also be held online. We suggest the 5 + Russia meeting should also be held via videoconference on October 14.


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